Hershey's Old Fashioned Rich Cocoa Fudge

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3 c sugar
2/3 c cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 c milk
1/4 c butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c black walnuts, optional

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Alexine Golden Recipe
Lightly Salted
Phoenix, AZ (pop. 1.4M)
Member Since Apr 2011
Alexine's notes for this recipe:
My first husband and I have been making this fudge every since we were married, for 30 years. It is really good and creamy. Give it a try, you will enjoy it.
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Line a 8-9" square pan with foil. Or a plate that has been buttered.
In a large heavy sauce pan stir in sugar, cocoa powder and 1/8 tsp of salt. Mix well. Gently stir in milk with a wooden spoon (make sure it is a wooden spoon).
Cook over medium heat stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
Boil without stirring until balls of candy can be dropped in cold water forming a ball that can be picked up by fingers.
Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla. Do not stir.
Cool at room temperature, this could take up to 2 hours or more. Do not stir.
Beat in Walnuts if preferred. Beat fudge with wooden spoon until candy thickens and looses some of it's gloss. This can take up to 15-20 minutes.
Quickly spread into prepared pan or plate. Cool.
Cut into squares. Can use a warm knife that has been dipped into hot water and dried off to cut easier.
Wrap loosley in foil and place in fridge. I did not place my candy in the fridge, just sat it on the counter and it was fine.

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user Nelda Horton neldaree - May 31, 2011
This is my family's favorite fudge recipe. My dad always wanted a separate batch made without nuts. Thanks for the memory.
user Joline Cosman mommajozy - Jun 8, 2011
Your FIRST husband ?
user Alexine Golden redpapillon - Jun 9, 2011
Yes, my first husband. He really made good fudge. I used to hide it from everyone because I loved it so much and didn't want to share with anyone lol.
user Diane Zimmerman DZ56 - Jun 26, 2011
Love this fudge recipe. Just like my Grandma use to make!
user Brandy Male Sallaboutit - Dec 3, 2011
My mom made this recipe except she addedd the vanilla and butter and sat rhe pan down in the sink in an ice bath and beat till it started to lose its gloss and pured onto a buttered plate. We could not wait to tear into it. The anticipation just killed us all...lol

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